Rock photographer Bill O’Leary has a book Featuring over 175 full color concert images from the ’70s through ’90s of icons like Van Halen, Rush, Judas Priest, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Pink Floyd, Zappa, and more Available Here
During his career, photographer Bill O’Leary took pictures of some of rock’s biggest names at the peak of their powers – Van Halen, Rush, Judas Priest, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, etc. And now, he has opened his archives for the first time ever – assembling a collection of not only his best images, but also, offering stories and recollections behind concerts he shot over the years. Indeed, this book is comprised of over 175 full color, live concert images photographed primarily from the late 1970’s through the 1990’s.

Artists include…AC/DC, Albert King, The Allman Brothers Band, Anthrax, Blues Traveler, Bob Seger, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Dixie Dregs, Foreigner, Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Jeff Beck, Jethro Tull, Joan Jett, Judas Priest, Kiss, Marillion, Mercyful Fate, Michael Schenker Group, Molly Hatchet, Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, Outlaws, Overkill, Ozzy Osbourne, Pat Travers, Phish, Pink Floyd (The Wall), The Police, Queen, Rainbow, Reo Speedwagon, The Romantics, Rossington Collins Band, Rush, Scorpions, Slayer, Styx, Ted Nugent, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Triumph, UFO, Van Halen, White Zombie, XTC, Yes, Yngwie Malmsteen with Alcatrazz, and ZZ Top.

O’Leary says:
“Hard to believe that I have been shooting concerts for 4 decades now, beginning in the mid 70’s when I went to my first concert at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. I felt at home among the walls of speakers and the towering lighting rigs, I also immediately knew that leaving the show with a ticket stub, program and maybe a t-shirt would not be enough, so I had to capture the memory permanently. Within’ weeks I had traded my Sony home stereo system for a black leather jacket and my first Minolta SLR camera. After a brief learning period experimenting with the constantly changing lighting and vast array of colors, film speeds and the quick movements of the artists, I was told by many people that I was a “natural”. I have always felt that “knowing” the music deeply and being passionate about it as well, really was the “secret” to capturing the “moment”. With that confidence, I was soon shooting many concerts, 46 in 1980 alone. By then I was also being published in many major magazines as well. In the early days, I practiced “gorilla type tactics” to get my equipment into the venue’s. Later, I was forced to play the game of securing credentials in order to shoot shows. All too soon, promoter and band management rules and demands on photographers began to take the excitement out of shooting shows. Then the ” first 3 song” rule became common, NO more pictures after the third song. Pro concert photographers know that the “best” part of a shows production comes later in the event. In the end, I’m glad to have been a part of the glory days of concert photography.”

FOREWARD by Freddie Salem of The Outlaws:
“Bill O’Leary has played an extremely important part in the rock n’ roll world, as the consummate live performance photographer for over 40 years. As a professional musician, rock photographers are a part of the music scene – whether it be shooting promotional shoots, live concerts, or simply capturing life on tour. Bill first photographed us back in 1979 – a couple years after I joined the Outlaws, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. We were touring in support of our latest album, In the Eye of the Storm. Madison Square Garden is a big show for any touring band – as well as me personally, as a musician. A landmark venue. The following year, 1980, Bill again photographed me onstage – twice. Once at a Pat Travers Band show at the Palladium in Lower Manhattan in April, then again later that fall in November, as the Outlaws were touring in support of our latest album, Ghost Riders. This time, we were playing a smaller venue in Passaic, New Jersey, called the Capitol Theatre. Hundreds upon hundreds of marquis performers from all over the world have been captured on film by Bill – with the help of his trusty camera. I am surely anticipating the release of Bill O’Leary’s book, featuring his life’s passion and his iconic photography work. Looking at the thousands of live photos Bill has shot over the years one thing is very clear – he knows when to “pull the trigger.”

L.A. thrashers’ sixth album due in February; marathon tour with Enforcer continues this Fall!

Three weeks into their ongoing 54-shows-in-54-days co-headlining tour with Enforcer, the Los Angeles-based thrash quintet WARBRINGER has released a new single, “Firepower Kills.” The song can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms

WARBRINGER‘s new album will serve as the follow-up to 2017’s “Woe To The Vanquished,” which Metal Hammer said “delivers all the pounding riffage and machine-gun tempos a thrash freak could want.” The as-yet-untitled new record – which was helmed by returning producer Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Fear Factory, All That Remains) and mastered once again by Howie Weinberg (Anthrax, Slayer, Overkill) – will be coming out on Napalm Records and marks the band’s first full-length release with bassist Chase Bryant (Oni), who joined the group last year.

“’Firepower Kills’ is the album opener and is a rapid-fire thrash burner, with both lyrics and music following the theme of the rapidly evolving and really frightening side of technology. We’ve been playing this tune nightly on the current tour and it’s been highly well-received,” explains Warbringer vocalist John Kevill. “We are right in the middle of this massive North American tour with Enforcer and have left a wake of fire over much of the continent. More updates on Warbringer incoming… yes, the future looks bright!”

 

Over the past dozen years, WARBRINGER has released five acclaimed albums of intense, aggressive thrash and toured with a who’s who of metal, including Megadeth, Testament, Obituary, Napalm Death, Exodus, Suffocation, Overkill, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Soilwork, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Destruction, Nevermore, Symphony X, Iced Earth and Death Angel, among others. More information on the group’s forthcoming album will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Remaining North American Tour Dates –

 

10/01/2019 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA

10/02/2019 Dingbatz – Clifton, NY

10/03/2019 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

10/04/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY

10/05/2019 Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY

10/06/2019 Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD

10/07/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA

10/08/2019 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

10/09/2019 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN

10/10/2019 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

10/11/2019 Motorco – Durham, NC

10/12/2019 The Haven – Winter Park, FL

10/13/2019 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL

10/14/2019 Crowbar – Ybor City, FL

10/15/2019 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA

10/16/2019 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

10/17/2019 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX

10/18/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

10/19/2019 Trees – Dallas, TX

10/20/2019 Aftershock – Merriam, KS

10/21/2019 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK

10/22/2019 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

10/23/2019 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM

10/24/2019 Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO

10/25/2019 Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT

10/26/2019 Backstage Bar and Billiards – Las Vegas, NV

10/27/2019 The Rock – Tucson, AZ

10/28/2019 Club Red – Tempe, AZ

For More Info Visit:
www.facebook.com/Warbringermusic
www.warbringermusic.com
www.napalmrecords.com

 

BMG & MOTÖRHEAD EMBARK ON
EXCITING LEGACY JOURNEY

DELUXE COLLECTOR’S BOX-SET 1979, AND SPECIAL 40thANNIVERSARY INDIVIDUAL DELUXE REISSUES OF
OVERKILL
 & BOMBER 
TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 25th 2019 

PREORDERS PLUS
WATCH A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED,
LIVE VERSION 
OF ‘BOMBER’ 

Here

After several years of planning, Motörhead and BMG are delighted to announce the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release programme spanning the band’s career from the 70s, ’80s, 90’s, and beyond!

Kicking things off with the ‘Motörhead ‘79’ campaign, it celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the incredible Overkill, and Bomber albums with fantastic new deluxe editions, both as hardbound bookpacks in two-CD and triple LP format.

The releases feature previously unheard concerts from the ’79 tours, interviews and many unseen photos. Also, the ’79 campaign will see the release of the spectacular ultimate fan/collectors 1979 Box-Set.

All three of these releases have been created with the full cooperation and involvement of the estates of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

The 1979 Box Set contains:
*Both the original Overkill and Bomber albums half-speed mastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl created from the original master tapes
*Two double-live albums of previously unheard concert material from the ’79 tours
*A 40-page period-accurate ‘music magazine’ featuring unseen photos and fresh interviews regarding the era
* The Rest of ’79 Vinyl, featuring B-sides, outtakes and rare tracks
* ‘No Class’ 7” single with gatefold art
* The Bomber tour programme
* Overkill sheet music book
* ’79 badge set
* All encased in black biker jacket box

By going through the band’s extensive private archives, to receiving the assistance of key people who were part of their ’79 circle of friends, crew, and accomplices – as well as consulting with super fans – all parties are immensely proud to show the level of detail and commitment which has gone into all three of the ’79 releases, and which will continue with future projects.  It was always Lemmy’s demand to give the fans the very best possible in every respect, we believe we have achieved that with these reissues.

A further element of the ’79 box-set release is to offer Motörfans new, old and in-betweenish the full scope and context of how life was when these classics were being created. 1979 was a seismic year for many reasons, and both Overkill and Bomber were written, recorded and toured against a Great Britain dealing with strikes, Margaret Thatcher, football hooliganism plus Buggles and the Bee Gees!

And on the 9th March 1979, millions of unsuspecting viewers tuned into the BBC’s Top Of The Pops to witness the loudest, most raucous, dangerous and downright exciting band on earth perform the title track of their album Overkill.

A hybrid of punk, rock and heavy metal played with relentless, ear-curdling power, Motörhead were a force of nature propelled by bassist & vocalist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

The alchemy between these three outrageous and utterly immortal men was nothing short of life-changing for millions, and all three shared a wonderful ‘mad band of brothers’ approach to life and music; there was no ‘off’ switch and they became legends as a result.Overkill and Bomber are icons, brain-damagingly brilliant to the nth degree, and their enormous influence still reverberates through all genres of music to this day.

See below for full details of the Overkill and Bomber releases and be sure to visitThe Website for news and updates!

BOX SET TRACKLISTING
Overkill
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
I’ll Be Your Sister
Capricorn

Side Two
No Class
Damage Case
Tear Ya Down
Metropolis
Limb From Limb

Bomber
Side One

Dead Men Tell No Tales
Lawman
Sweet Revenge
Sharpshooter
Poison

Side Two
Stone Dead Forever
All The Aces
Step Down
Talking Head
Bomber

Good N’Loud
Live At Friars, Aylesbury – 31st March 1979
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
Keep Us On The Road
No Class
Leaving Here

Side Two
Iron Horse / Born To Lose
Metropolis
The Watcher
Damage Case

Side Three
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Capricorn
Too Late, Too Late
I’ll Be Your Sister

Side Four
I’m Your Witchdoctor
Train Kept A-Rollin’
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Motörhead

Sharpshooter
Live At la Rotunde, Le Mans – 3rd Nov 1979
Side One
Overkill
Stay Clean
No Class
Metropolis

Side Two
All The Aces
Dead Men Tell No Tales
I’ll Be Your Sister
Lawman
Too Late, Too Late

Side Three
Poison
(I Won’t) Pay Your Price
Sharpshooter
Capricorn
Train Kept A-Rollin’

Side Four
Bomber
Limb From Limb
White Line Fever
Motörhead

The Rest Of ‘79
Side One
Too Late, Too Late (Overkill 7″ B-Side)
Like A Nightmare (Alternative version of No Class B-Side)
Over The Top (Bomber 7″ B-Side)
Stone Dead Forever (Alternative Version)
Sharpshooter (Alternative Version)

Side Two
Bomber (Alternative Version)
Step Down (Alternative Version)
Fun On The Farm (Bomber Outtake)
Treat Me Nice (Bomber Outtake)
You Ain’t Gonna Live Forever (Bomber Outtake)

No Class 7”
Side One

No Class

Side Two
Like A Nightmare